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Have you been looking for your very own financial hype woman? Look no further and meet this week's #wingwoman, Kristine Miguel! Kristine is the owner of Caritas Company, and she helps impact-driven entrepreneurs who are committed to leveling up their finances, business, and money mindset. In our interview, she shares about her love of R&B and dancing, what three things she would tell her younger self, and how she discovered her purpose when she stopped pursuing what she was "supposed to do" and instead started to trust the nudges of her heart. Continue reading to learn all about Kristine!



1. What makes you happy?


Music, dancing, coffee & wine. I find most joy in connecting and collaborating with other amazing humans.


2. What advice would you give your younger self?


I would tell myself three things:

  • Your worth is not your productivity, your body weight, or the amount of money in your bank account.

  • Showing up is more important than being perfect.

  • You don’t have to know everything. There is power in not knowing, in waiting, in letting things unfold naturally.

3. If you could magically solve one problem in the world, what would that be?


I wish for everyone to realize that they are loved, important and created for a purpose. That it is possible to look past our differences and see that we all need and want the same things – love, food, shelter, safety and community.


That, and human-trafficking.


4. How did you find your purpose?


I found my purpose when I finally started listening to the nudges of my heart.


I did everything I was "supposed" to do – good grades, graduate, get a job, climb the corporate ladder, etc. Despite my cushy, well-paying career, I was disillusioned and felt trapped. Boardrooms were cut-throat and oh-so-boring.


All I wanted to do was make awesome spreadsheets, blast hip-hop/R&B and dance my way through life - without anyone judging me for being "too much" or "not serious enough".


I knew there was no job posting in Corporate Calgary that will ever fulfill this, so I decided to create it for myself.


5. What is your biggest pain point in building relationships?


Breaking through the walls we’ve built to protect ourselves. I believe that through compassion and showing a genuine interest in others can slowly help us break through this.


6. What have you learned from past friendships that didn't work out?


As Kanye West says - people in life are seasons and anything that happens is for a reason. 😊


I’ve learned to trust that the friendship served its purpose, and my life would never be the same without it.


7. Who are your SHEros (AKA female heroes)?


My mom, my beautiful sister, my in-laws and all the women (especially the working mamas) out there who continue to show up for their family, work and community.


8. What podcasts/books are you listening/reading right now?


Personal Development: Atomic Habits, 101 Essays that will change the way you think, 5AM club, Free to Focus


Parenting/Family related: No-drama Discipline, The Awakened Family


Podcasts: Marketing Made Easy by Amy Porterfield


9. Where can we find you?


www.instagram.com/caritascompany

www.caritascompany.com


If you are looking to create your own personal brand, then look no further than this week's #wingwoman, Kristen Dyck! Kristen is the founder of AVRO Creative, and she works with ambitious business women to help them achieve their goals through her personal branding process. Her goal is to create a world where women let their true selves shine. In our interview, Kristen shares how she loves identifying the super power every woman has, how she has learned to embrace putting herself "out there" with new friendships, and how she believes that you should always trust yourself. Continue reading to learn all about Kristen!



1. What makes you happy?


Bubble baths, champagne, and nature. I also feel pretty happy cuddling on the couch with my husband and our kids watching a movie.


2. What advice would you give your younger self?


I would tell myself to be less afraid to ask for advice, to be less afraid of saying goals out loud and to be less afraid of failure.

3. If you could magically solve one problem in the world, what would that be?


Patriarchy! If only I had the magic wand. So many problems would be solved along with this one.


4. How did you find your purpose?


I found my purpose after becoming a mom and starting my business. I get to work with impact driven women to identify and tell the world what their super power is. Helping them communicate their purpose has given me mine!


5. What is your biggest pain point in building relationships?


Pushing past wanting to be a recluse and put in the effort to go from acquaintance to friendship. I love to meet new people and am curious about other people by nature. I've learned to become more outgoing and put myself "out there" but it didn't come naturally to me.


6. What have you learned from past friendships that didn't work out?


Always trust yourself. And as Oprah says, when someone tells you who they are, believe them!


7. Who are your SHEros (AKA female heroes)?


Bozoma Saint John

Gwen Stefani

My grandmothers, my clients, and all of the women in my family, especially my two year old daughter who knows exactly what she wants and is not afraid of asking for it (over and over and over again at the top of her lungs!).


8. What podcasts/books are you listening/reading right now?


I'm listening to HBR Ideacast, Girl Tries Life, Up Top with Tayah and CEO School

I'm reading The CEO Next Door by Elena L Botelho and Kim R. Powell


9. Where can we find you?


Right now? At home! (ugh Covid)

Follow me and say hi @avrocreativekristen

www.LinkedIn.com/in/kristendyckcalgary

www.avrocreative.com

We love moms who are changing the world, and this mama is doing just that; meet this week's #wingwoman, Eugenia Ogundare! Eugenia is a multi-passionate entrepreneur and mother of 3. She is the co-founder of Eleora Beauty, which was created after her daughter, Eleora, struggled with hair loss from chemotherapy treatments to cure her from Sickle Cell Anemia. They are now on a mission to create hair and beauty products that promote healthy hair growth. When Eugenia is not working with her daughter, she is busy making cakes and desserts with her other business, The Cake Aisle. In our interview, Eugenia shares how she finds cake decorating therapeutic, how the hardest part of creating new friendships is being vulnerable, and how the only SHEro she needs is herself. ;) Continue reading to learn all about Eugenia!



1. What makes you happy?


I love to hear my children laugh. Cake decorating, I actually find it therapeutic. I get excited and happy working on new business projects - there’s something about setting goals and working towards their achievement.


2. What advice would you give your younger self?


Dry your tears, It all works out well in the end.

3. If you could magically solve one problem in the world, what would that be?


COVID-19 BE GONE


4. How did you find your purpose?


Not quite sure I have found that yet. I’m still looking.


5. What is your biggest pain point in building relationships?


Being open and vulnerable.


6. What have you learned from past friendships that didn't work out?


Friendships can be seasonal; it's ok to let go.


7. Who are your SHEros (AKA female heroes)?


Me, Myself and I


8. What podcasts/books are you listening/reading right now?


Unmask Your Beauty (Adedoyin Omotara), The Audacity of Hope (Barack Obama)


9. Where can we find you?


You can find me on Instagram: @eleorabeautyinc, @thecakeaisle_chinchin, @thecakeaisle_cakes


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